CCDC 14 & 15: Managing The Uniqueness of Design Build

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Product Overview

Innovation, performance and trust are the cornerstones for success in Design Build projects. From the owner creating their Statement of Requirements, and consultants understanding their unique roles, to the contractor developing and implementing practices to optimize Design Build performance, all partners need to grasp the nuances of Design Build.

This course covers the unique contractual conditions that occur when an owner employs Design Build and essential insights for improving your chances of success. You’ll learn about the crucial clauses in CCDC 14 & 15 contracts and the fundamental elements of Design Build for project success. Delivered by a training team of ICI practitioners, this course offers insights from each trainer’s perspective (Project Owner, Consultant and Contractor) into the challenges and opportunities of this project delivery method, making it the ‘sharp arrow you need in your quiver.’

By the end of this course you will:

  • Gain an understanding of the Design Build process
  • Recognize when to use Design Build as a project delivery method
  • Learn how to improve your chances of project success with Design Build
  • Understand the Project Owner's Initial action Items
  • Determine how to procure and evaluate Design Build services
  • Learn the roles and responsibilities of each partner for team success
  • Become familiar with best practices to optimize Design Build performance
  • Understand the key clauses in CCDC 14 & 15 contracts
  • Learn the key elements to focus on for project success
  • Acquire critical insights into the challenges and opportunities with the Design Build delivery method
  • Learn the key drivers to developing a Design Build organization

Orientation Session

A short orientation session (30 min) with your course instructor will be held via Zoom before the course (usually scheduled in the week before). During the orientation, your instructor will go over course information and familiarize you with the Zoom tools you’ll be using.

Who Should Attend?

This course was designed by an inter-disciplinary ICI team with the intention of fostering dialogue and understanding between stakeholders across the ICI sector. We recommend this course for mid-management personnel from the following roles/disciplines who are familiar with standard contract clauses:

  • General Contractors and Subcontractors: Construction Company Owners/Managers, Project Managers,
  • Commercial Managers, Business Development Managers
  • Project Owners, Third Party Project Managers (For the Project Owner), and P3 Developers
  • Architects and Engineers
  • Allied Professionals including: Bonding and Insurance specialists, Lawyers

Industry Credits  

  • This course is worth 4 gold seal credits.
  • This course is worth 12 Informal Continuing Professional Development (CPD) credits as approved by BC Housing.

Course Format

  • Live, Online, Instructor-led training. This is a highly interactive course facilitated by the instructor on a video platform.
  • You will be expected to have your webcam on during the whole class and participate in break-out rooms, small-group discussions, and other activities with your instructor and classmates during the course.
  • Course access information will be provided to you in advance of the training by your instructor
  • Full attendance and participation in all sessions is mandatory for course completion. If a student misses a class session, we are unable to transfer registration or provide a partial refund of the registration fees.

Course Requirements (Technology & Participation)

This course requires full face-to-face interaction and participation from both the instructor and students. In order to attend, you’ll must make sure you have the following:

  • Computer or laptop with webcam (webcams are mandatory): This course will involve 100% on-screen interaction with your instructor and classmates, reading/viewing on-screen content like slides or videos, and interacting via typing with questions or responses. For this reason, you must have a webcam and use a full computer/laptop, and we do not permit students to attend using a tablet or cell phone.
  • A quiet space with minimal distractions: Please plan to be fully engaged in the class, and clear your work schedule just as you would for attendance in an in-class program.

Refunds or Transfers: 

  • Five (5) or more business days before the course start date: Full refund of registration fees or can be transfers to a different course date.
  • Less than five (5) business days before the course start date and course no-shows: No refunds or transfers to future course dates.
  • For a complete document on the NRCA Education Policies, click here. 

Other Policies

  • Substitution of another member of your company/team is permitted up to the course start date for no additional fee.
  • Unless otherwise stated, every person able to see, hear, and observe the virtual course sessions must be a paid participant. Non-compliance of this requirement will result in removal from the course. Refunds will not be issued to students who are removed from the course for non-compliance of this requirement.
  • If the NRCA has to postpone or cancel courses due to insufficient enrolment, NRCA will refund the registration fee or, if possible, the attendee may choose to move to an identical session in the future.